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The Immigrants 1973

by Luis Sanguino, 1934

Spanish sculptor Luis Sanguino’s sculptural group at Castle Clinton, “The Immigrants,” commemorates the arrival of immigrants setting foot in the United States for the first time. Six figures of different ethnicities and origins make up “The Immigrants.” Although immigrants came to New York from many different places, Sanguino’s sculpture celebrates the the common elements of their experiences. The placement of the sculpture is symbolic: Castle Clinton was formerly known as Castle Garden, and it was New York’s first immigration center before Ellis Island opened in 1892.


1973 Immigrants installed

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sight The Immigrants | New York Public Art Curriculum
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